Former Celt hero Moussa Dembele collapses in Madrid training

One of the cult heroes of the Brendan Rodgers era, Moussa Dembele, has sadly collapsed in training for Atletico Madrid today, although sources suggest that he will be fine after walking off the pitch unfazed.

Dubbed ‘the Skelper’ by fans for the way he went about his business in the Glasgow Derby, the talisman scored seven goals in nine appearances against them down the road as Celtic commenced the start of the quadruple treble.

The former Hoop, who signed in June 2016 for just £500,000 from Fulham, scored 26 goals in just 55 league games under Rodgers, alongside many others in league and cup competitions, to cement his place in Celtic history books and earn himself a move to Lyon. The Parisian striker, 24, had excelled in south France before his stellar form earned him a move to Atletico Madrid. However, after signing in the winter, he has played just four times since his January loan move to the Spanish capital.

And today, Moussa was allegedly stretching in training before losing consciousness and falling to the ground. Kudos go to his caring team-mates, who were on the scene within seconds of the adored Frenchman fainting, and further reports seemed to suggest that Dembele was conscious again within minutes and walked off the pitch to his own benefit.

Further good news was portrayed by the Spanish media later this afternoon, with footage seen of Dembele driving home, seemingly in good spirits.

We wish Moussa all the best in his speedy recovery – and hope that this setback doesn’t affect him in the long-run.

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